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From the runways to TikTok feeds, bomber jackets have seen a major resurgence this season – and for good reason. While the style is certainly not new, there was something to see Tom Cruise jet set across the big screen in his staple leather bombers and tinted aviators in “Top Gun: Maverick” really inspired me to revamp my own wardrobe for winter — and it seems to have had the same effect on dozens of other fashion enthusiasts.
Unlike others winter jacket styles, the bomber coat has a more sporty essence that makes it versatile enough to wear during the day and also late into the night. Small but mighty, the cropped piece helps provide ample warmth through a more understated and relaxed design that pairs particularly well with high waisted jeans or pants. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have long relied on bomber jackets to curate their effortless, off-duty supermodel style. Lori Harvey was recently spotted wearing her own take on navy blue bomber jacket in New York. It’s clear: the bomber jacket is back in all its aviator-inspired glory.
Fortunately, you don’t actually have to be a fighter pilot or a supermodel to own the look. And if you’re hoping to capitalize on the bomber jacket trend sooner rather than later, we’ve put together a guide to the best bomber jackets to shop this winter. From black bomber jackets and leather aviators to variations of suede and a Zara bomber jacket it’s especially unique, it’s all the styles worth shopping right now.